On Saturday in Little Italy, #SaveNYC held a rally against the eviction of Adele Sarno and Il Palazzo restaurant.
photo: Sandi Bachom. Adele Sarno and #SaveNYC.
The Italian-American Museum is trying to evict Sarno, an 85-year-old Italian-American woman who has lived in the building for over 50 years. She's trying to stay.
Il Palazzo Ristorante has already been forced to close. As the restaurant told WPIX 11 News, "My heart is ripped out, I have aches in my stomach." And "How will I pay $30,000 a month selling $5 dollar pasta?"
photo by Albins Peke Von Mayate. Rallying cry.
New Yorkers have rallied to the cause.
Lately, the sidewalk outside the museum has been the scene of a number of protests, including one organized by Two Bridges Neighborhood Council. More protests are coming.
photo: Ann McDermott. Annabella Sciorra joins the fight.
At the #SaveNYC event, about two dozen supporters carried signs and met with Ms. Sarno.
Italian-American actor and native New Yorker Annabella Sciorra joined the crowd and gave her support, along with Frank "Butch the Hat" Aquilino.
photo: Lee Michael. Butch the Hat and Sciorra.
#SaveNYC group member Sandi Bachom was there with her camera and got Adele on film explaining her situation: "I'm gonna fight this bastard til the end."